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Election: How Stupid Do MPs Think We Are?

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If you’ve actually looked at some of the election trail tripe that’s come through your letterbox in the last few weeks, you might have noticed a strange – and insulting – discrepancy. MPs have turned to the old-fashioned bar chart to manipulate and lie to voters. Lib Dems Take a look at Haringey’s Lib Dem leaflet (left) courtesy of Gavin Freeguard,…

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Election: What Do Students Really Think?

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Students in particular have never had more reason to get involved in a General Election than on June 8 with the future of tuition fees and the nature of Britain’s relationship with Europe at stake. Students generally lean significantly to the Left of the political spectrum as their youthful idealism and academic mindsets come together with the self-interest of tuition fees…

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Election: Corbyn Accused of Hurting Islington

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The battle to knock Jeremy Corbyn out of the House of Commons has taken a more personal turn, with a dissident ex-Labour candidate claiming that Corbyn’s long history as a rebellious Left-winger has seen his Islington North constituency penalised by both Labour and Conservative Governments. Michael Foster, a Labour donor and former party candidate who is challenging Corbyn for his…

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Election: The Green Party is Recycling its Voters

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The Green Party of vegetarian and biodegradable idealism is taking a stand against British politics with a tough-minded strategic campaign to cage Theresa May’s flock of free-range Tories. As a smaller party unlikely to gain seats this general election it has more chance of achieving its goals by helping other Left-wing parties opposing the Conservatives. Campaigning where there are few Green supporters…

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Election: 16 London MPs Just Split from Corbyn on Brexit

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SIXTEEN Labour MPs from London have broken ranks with the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn by demanding a tougher stance on keeping Britain in the EU Single Market, staking out a growing party division based on London’s strong opposition to Brexit in last year’s referendum. Former leadership candidate Chuka Umunna and ex-Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander led the push in which…

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Politics: Is Diane Abbott’s Number Up?

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You’d never believe from her disastrous radio interview on London radio last week that Diane Abbott has been in politics for 35 years (or perhaps 87 years if you ask her). The Shadow Home Secretary totally bungled her launch of Labour’s police policy, repeatedly stating impossible figures for what was supposed to be one of Labour’s key policies. At some…

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